A SELF-EMPLOYED joiner headbutted his brother when he discovered he had missed out on fitting his new kitchen.

The battered victim sustained a broken nose and was also punched in the attack, when trouble erupted in his home.

Scott Galloway lost the plot when he paid a visit to his brother, who was relaxing at home with his partner.

Former soldier Galloway was told by his brother that their uncle had fitted the kitchen, triggering a violent onslaught.

Galloway, 35, of Boyle Drive, Rosyth, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on October 7 last year, at Primrose Avenue, Rosyth, he assaulted his brother by headbutting him to the face and punching him on the body to his severe injury.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said Galloway had visited his brother’s house and discovered that an uncle had installed the kitchen.

Initially, he said nothing about this and left the house. However, 15 minutes later, he returned and walked into the house as his brother lay on a sofa.

The depute went on: “He was clearly angry about not being asked to install the kitchen. There was an argument. His brother stood up and told him, ‘Don’t come to my house and shout like that’.”

Galloway then headbutted his brother on the face and punched him on the body.

The court was told that the victim lifted a radio and hit his brother on the face with it. His partner went into the room to see what was going on and pulled the victim away from the assault.

Police were called by the brothers’ mum when she was told what had happened.

Officers attended and found the victim with heavy bleeding coming from his nose, which later required to be straightened.

Galloway told police a dispute had been “going on for years” and he “felt threatened” when his brother “jumped up from the chair”.

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said his client was a self-employed joiner with a young family and had been experiencing financial difficulties.

“All previous work of a joinery and DIY nature required by his brother had previously been carried out by Scott Galloway. He couldn’t understand why somebody else had been asked to do the kitchen.

“He was offended by that and was trying to ascertain why this decision had been made. He describes it as a moment of madness.”

The solicitor said the brothers now “keep out of each other’s way”.

Sheriff Craig McSherry told Galloway: “Having caused this injury, you’re very lucky not to be on indictment.”

He imposed a community payback order with 180 hours of unpaid work and 12 months’ supervision. Galloway was also ordered to pay his brother £1,000 compensation.